You are 100% going for Low, Sean. We all know it.
Of all the lists so far, this one probably matches my own the closest.
The Kanye one…
Probably Wolf Alice again
Like that list - really strong, varied, top 4 and the right number 1!
This list has been very pop heavy since I can remember, but I don’t think I’ve ever heard less songs on it. Possibly more to do with my lack of attention to pop music or mainstream radio this year than anything.
A pleasant surprise to see Lonnie Holly up there in the top 20 among the years hottest Radio 1 hits though.
I swear The 1975 were about as popular as Ed Sheeran in the music press until a few months ago, was I totally off the mark?
There’s been a bit of a critical realignment between the last album and this. They already had their fans (e.g @sean and this website) but their mainstream popularity has shone through and depending how you see it, the likes of Pitchfork have either come around, or they’re riding on the coattails.
They gave the last album a 6.5, but I’m sure if it was reissued now it’d be an 8.5 already.